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Cinerary vase with decorative handles and the body carved with candelabra(?) and garlands.

Luna marble

Height: 53cm, maximum
Height (excluding lid): 41cm
Height (pedestal and base): 14cm
Height (frieze): 20cm
Circumference (lid): 80cm
Circumference: 85cm, maximum

Museum number: M777

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 350help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

On the body of the bowl, below fillet and waterleaf moulding in the same style as that on vase Soane vase A44 (Vermeule no. 347), are four carved candelabra of the Piranesi Type, from which hang filleted garlands of fruit and flowers. In the areas above these: patera, ewer, filleted helmet, and scroll (?); below: paired birds pecking at the fruit and flowers.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Probably purchased by John Soane at Robert Adam's Sale, Christie's, 22 May 1818, the first of two marble vases sold as Lot. 96, A cylindrical cinerary urn and cover with rich festoons [this vase] and 1 with masks and vines [Soane M841], which Soane bought for £10.15.0.


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